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Poster: WillCo Date: Jan 11, 2011 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Solar Power Plants In the Desert: Your Opinion?

I was born in a desert; raised in a lion's den ....

Not actually true, but if I lived in the desert I'd welcome some shade if it were provided.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 12, 2011 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Solar Power Plants In the Desert: Your Opinion?

well, WillCo, it's all about you.

Screw the desert enviroment and life that needs little to no shade. MORE solar panels! Remake the Earth in your self-important image & likeness...more shade - haha

And more temperature gauges at airports, seems warmer there on the blacktop(duh)
Al Gore and his ilk should be targeted for public ridicule and the junk science supporting politicians, targeted for being voted or recalled from office.

Disclaimer: To any of you evil Teaparty types who support gun violence...I say, VOTE them out!(whew)

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 13, 2011 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Solar Power Plants In the Desert: Your Opinion?

NOAA, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information ServiceNational Climatic Data Center, U.S. Department of Commerce


Global Weather Highlights for 2010

For 2010, the combined global land and ocean surface temperature tied with 2005 as the warmest such period on record, at 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F). 1998 is the third warmest year-to-date on record, at 0.60°C (1.08°F) above the 20th century average.
The 2010 Northern Hemisphere combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest year on record, at 0.73°C (1.31°F) above the 20th century average. The 2010 Southern Hemisphere combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the sixth warmest year on record, at 0.51°C (0.92°F) above the 20th century average.
The global land surface temperature for 2010 tied with 2005 as the second warmest on record, at 0.96°C (1.73°F) above the 20th century average. The warmest such period on record occurred in 2007, at 0.99°C (1.78°F) above the 20th century average.
The global ocean surface temperature for 2010 tied with 2005 as the third warmest on record, at 0.49°C (0.88°F) above the 20th century average.
In 2010 there was a dramatic shift in the El Niño – Southern Oscillation, which influences temperature and precipitation patterns around the world. A moderate-to-strong El Niño at the beginning of the year transitioned to La Niña conditions by July. At the end of November, La Niña was moderate-to-strong.
Global temperatures in the first half of the year were the hottest since records began more than a century ago, according to two of the world's leading climate research centers.

Scientists have also released what they described as the "best evidence yet" of rising long-term temperatures. The report is the first to collate 11 different indicators – from air and sea temperatures to melting ice – each one based on between three and seven data sets, dating back to between 1850 and the 1970s.

The newly released data follows months of scrutiny of climate science after skeptics claimed leaked emails from the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggested temperature records had been manipulated - a charge rejected by three inquiries.

In other words, these new figures show 2010 tied 2005 as the warmest on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this means the previous decade included 9 of the 10 hottest years ever recorded.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 15, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Solar Power Plants In the Desert: Your Opinion?

where do volcano's and sunspots fit into this fine computer model? Or do humans also cause them?

If the above two were proved to be the base cause of 99.99% of climate change, would the blamers still blame me?

Also I hear it's smoggy in Bejing - my-my!

I think the agenda is to set up man-blamin control of basic freedoms so we don't "destroy the world"

Not to worry, whatever is the cause, mama nature will balance herself out regardless of the clueless. Only the strange will remain. Bring on the Ice Age - oh yeah!

This post was modified by rastamon on 2011-01-15 22:19:33

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 15, 2011 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Solar Power Plants In the Desert: Your Opinion?

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/of97-262/of97-262.html